I want to string my C-1 Hellraiser in B standard (BEADF#B). I know this is a rather popular tuning... what strings do you guys use? 7 string set w/o the high E?
12-60's? i play in drop C and 10-52's work fine for me
11s will probably be thick enough, but why not try your own hybrid guage? lol
I play in C and Ernie Ball 'Not Even Slinky's' are super.
I play in C sometimes on my Daddarrio .10s... So .11 should probly be thick enough. To be safe though, I'd use .12s.
I do exactly what you plan to do with 12's
.11s should work fine. Maybe even 10s. I've gone down to it with 9s and not had major issues (obviously buzzy, but not horrible and sounds fine through my amp.) however I would advise .11s if you plan on doing it all the time with that guitar, if nothing else to spare yourself from the string buzz.
Down tune. All the cool kids are doing it!
I use 11-70, Zakk Wylde set, but his non lo tune set, 10-60 works just as well
10-60's or 10-52's 12's might do well if you want to keep a relitevaly high tension